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Our Commitment to the Planet


Why it Matters

Today, pressure on environmental health, as evidenced by degrading air quality, increasing scarcity of clean water and other natural resources, waning biodiversity and impacts of climate change, increasingly poses threats to human health. As a responsible corporate citizen, we have to do our part to continually reduce our environmental footprint and fulfill our purpose of Better health for people, brighter future for the world. Moreover, internal and external stakeholders expect us to set a high standard in this respect — to care for the environment and take actions that reduce our environmental impact throughout the entire life cycle of our products.

Our obligation to environmental stewardship and sustainable business directly aligns with our values of Takeda-ism and Patient-Trust-Reputation-Business. In this way, environmental stewardship becomes one more way that we work to fulfill our vision.

Carbon-Reduction Goals

  • By FY2020, we will be carbon neutral by offsetting our carbon emissions.
  • By 2025, we commit to reducing 40% from FY2016 of GHG emissions in companywide operations and 15% from FY2018 of Scope 3 emissions.
  • By 2040 we will be carbon zero in our operations without using offsets for our Scope 1 and 2 emis-sions and will be carbon neutral across our value chain by reducing Scope 3 emissions by 50%from FY2018 and offsetting remaining emissions.
  • Help 67% of our suppliers, by emissions, establish their own science-based targets by 2024.

Introduced new climate, water and waste environmental sustainability goals 

GHG emissions-reduction targets approved by the Science Based Targets Initiative as meeting their most ambitious 1.5°C criteria

855,000+ MWh1 of renewable electricity purchased, a nearly 380% increase in renewable energy consumed from 2018

51% Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions reduction from 2016 (includes purchased renewable energy certificates for Scope 2 electricity emissions and excludes purchased verified emissions reductions)

60+ energy conservation measures resulting in 5,600+ MTCO2e avoided

manufacturing sites certified to ISO 14001

Launched new EHS information management system to improve reporting, monitoring and managing of EHS performance metrics

Scope 1 and 3 GHG emissions mitigated through the purchase of verified emissions reductions totaling 4.3 million MTCO2e

waste diverted from landfill



1Includes 210,000 MWh of renewable electricity procured through guarantee of origin contracts and over 645,000 MWh of purchased Renewable Energy Certificates.

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